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68. Hidden Treasure

A phantom ship has been spotted off an inlet in fantasy, sailed by a crew of undead sailors. Rumour has it that the captain of the ship was in possession of a long lost treasure, but had luckily buried it somewhere before doom engulfed his ship. Find the treasure and great wealth shall be yours. Beware, for seeking assistance of any kind will be your ruin.

Search in the Realm of Fantasy

Thinking : (6/10)
Exploring : (8/10)
Fighting : (4/10)

Quest Point Value : 40
Designed for Levels: 25+
Created by : Xiola
Once per Reboot : No

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Quest Notes (last solved and updated: January 2021)

AREA NAME: Phantom Ship [Xiola]
Monster class range since inception: 7,676 to 34,612

Important Quest Note: Directions while on this ship are primarily aft and fore. Aft is going south, and fore is going north. Additionally, if you need to leave prior to finding all items needed, follow steps 7-11 to get back to Fantasy portal.

EXPLORER'S NOTE: Once you're done with the quest, you will not be let back in. So try to find all the rooms before you leave (and let me know if I missed any in the map).

From Fantasy:
Step 1: <portal; 12n; leave; 7n; 8e; shore; n; 2ne; swim ship> . . . wait
You dive head first into the raging waters, arms and legs flailing as you attempt to swim out to the ship in the distance. Suddenly a huge wave pounds you against the rocks, and you pass out...

You are unconscious.
You are unconscious.
You are unconscious.
You are unconscious.
You are unconscious.
You are unconscious.
You awake in a strange place...
The sailor yells: Trim the sails!
The sailor coils some rope.

Step 2: Find the Keys located in the Stateroom - <2 aft; enter starboard door; open latch; open chest; search chest> (you should now have a ring of keys in your inventory)

Step 3: Locate all 6 pieces of parchment (they move per person). Here are possible locations (directions move from one location to the next) -

Location 1 - Captain's Quarters - <out; 3 aft; enter starboard door; search porthole; search seals> (parchment acquired)

- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <search bed> (parchment acquired)

Location 2 - Aft Stateroom - <out; enter port door; search body; loot corpse; kill banshee> (parchment acquired)
  15k : A wailing banshee


Location 3 - Guest Quarters, port side - <out; fore; enter port door; open chest; search chest; search false bottom> (parchment acquired)

Location 4 - Chart Cabin - <out; enter starboard door; search table; break table> You find something amongst the splinters.

- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <open cabinet; search cabinet> (parchment acquired)

Location 5 - Storage - <out; fore; enter port door; search box 2; examine wine; break bottle> (parchment acquired)

Location 6 - Crow's Nest - <out; 3 fore; climb mast; kill zombie> (parchment acquired)
  10k : Zombie


Location 7 - Forecastle - <d; fore; u; search rope> (parchment acquired)

Location 8 - Anchor Storage - <<d; fore; examine bowsprit; examine rope; examine anchor; search mermaid; kill mermaid> (parchment acquired)
  18k : Mermaid


Location 9 - Officer's Quarters - <2 aft; d; fore; enter port door; kill wraith; search basket> (parchment acquired)
  16k : Wraith


- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <examine bed> (parchment acquired)

- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <search bed> (parchment acquired)

- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <search armoire> (parchment acquired)

Location 10 - Cargo Hold - <out; 2 aft; search barrels; kill shadow> (parchment acquired)
  27k : A shimmering shadow


- SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT SYNTAX - <examine wine; break bottle> (parchment acquired)

Location 11 - Crew Quarters, 1st one on starboard side - <aft; enter starboard door; examine beds; search beds> (parchment acquired)

Location 12 - Library - <out; aft; enter port door; examine books; search books> (parchment acquired)

As of this write-up, nothing important was found in the following rooms (please email if you found parchment):

Guest Quarters, starboard side
Galley
Forward Stateroom
First Mate's Quarters
Anchor Storage
Empty Cabin
Cargo Hold with stairs
Crew Quarters, port side
Crew Quarters, 3rd one on starboard side
Passenger Quarters

If you still have not found all 6 pieces, go back through each room of the ship and search EVERY noun (and then please let me know where you found yours so that this info can be updated)

Step 4: Once you have all 6 (unique) pieces of parchment - <arrange pieces>

Step 5: Find the Glasses. Here are possible locations -

Location 1 - Crew Quarters, (directions begin from location 10 of parchment in the Library) - <out; enter starboard door; search beds; kill skeleton>
  21k : A skeleton
  22k : A skeleton


Location 2 - Guest Quarters, (directions begin from previous attempt to find glasses in Crew Quarters) - <out; 3 fore; u; 3 aft; enter starboard door; search chest>

Step 6: <get glasses; wear glasses; look at map>
A patched map

There is a sketchy map drawn on the top of the parchment, with these directions quickly scrawled underneath it.

From the base of the tower of the powerful Arcanarton, travel northeast, then one league north, four leagues east, three leagues north, two leagues east, one league south, and a mighty fourteen leagues to the east. There my treasure is buried.

Step 7: Go to the Crows Nest (directions from Location 1 of Step 5) - <out; 3 fore; u; climb mast; scan horizon>
You turn your gaze to the view surrounding you. You have an overwhelming urge to jump out into the swirling waters and escape the madness aboard this ship. You can make out the remainder of the crew working to keep the ship afloat. Your eyes return to the dark white-capped waves, wondering if they would save you or end your journey forever. Far off to the northeast you can see land.

Step 8: Go to the Stern Castle - <d; aft; u; kill captain>
  34k : A spectral Captain


Step 9: Change course - <check heading; turn wheel starboard; check heading>
turn wheel starboard
You turn the wheel to starboard. After a moment, you let the wheel slide back as the ship sails on a new heading.

check heading
You examine the compass closely and conclude that the ship is sailing steadily to the west.

Step 10: Repeat Step 9 until your heading is pointing in the same direction that land was indicated in for Step 7. Once your heading matches what you saw after scanning the horizon . . . wait in this room. You'll eventually be transported to land right outside of the Phantom Ship area in Fantasy.

Step 11: Return to Fantasy portal - <sw; s; plains; 8w; 7s; enter; 12s>

Step 11: Find the treasure. Location is random, and 'leagues' are equal to one direction (ie. 3 leagues east = 3e)... Previously found locations are listed below -

Clue 1 - From the base of the tower of the powerful Arcanarton, travel northeast, then one league north, four leagues east, three leagues north, two leagues east, one league south, and a mighty fourteen leagues to the east. There my treasure is buried.

Directions to Clue #1 treasure from Fantasy - <12n; leave; 8n; 4e; 6n; 9w; s; 2w; sw; ne; n; 4e; 3n; 2e; s; 14e; dig>

You start to dig deep into the ground with your bare hands, the excitement of future wealth causing you to fumble a bit with the soft dirt. Finally, your fingernails scrape against what seems like the top of a chest. You dig faster, until the chest is completely uncovered. Congratulations, you have found Captain Vandecken's lost treasure!

Return to Fantasy from location 1 - <14w; n; 2w; 3s; 2w; portal>

Clue 2 - From the troll's glacial abode, travel three leagues north, two leagues east, and one league to the south. Here my treasure is buried.

Directions to clue #2 treasure from Fantasy - <12n; leave; 8n; 4e; 11n; 3e; 3n; 2e; s; dig>

You start to dig deep into the ground with your bare hands, the excitement of future wealth causing you to fumble a bit with the soft dirt. Finally, your fingernails scrape against what seems like the top of a chest. You dig faster, until the chest is completely uncovered. Congratulations, you have found Captain Vandecken's lost treasure!

Return to Fantasy from location 2 - <n; 6w; 2n; portal>

Clue 3 - From the grassy plain's large garrison, travel three leagues south, three leagues west, three leages north and one league further east. There my treasure is buried.

Directions to clue #3 treasure from Fantasy - <12n; leave; 7n; 3e; 3s; 3w; 3n; e; dig>

You start to dig deep into the ground with your bare hands, the excitement of future wealth causing you to fumble a bit with the soft dirt. Finally, your fingernails scrape against what seems like the top of a chest. You dig faster, until the chest is completely uncovered. Congratulations, you have found Captain Vandecken's lost treasure!

Return to Fantasy from location 3 - <w; 3s; 3e; 3n; 3w; 7s; enter; 12s; portal>

Location 4 - please send us the info from your map and directions to dig site



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Contents of chest:
A diamond
An emerald
A pearl
A golden chalice
A ruby
A really large pile of gold coins
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DONE!